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  • To help deserving students meet the financial obligations of pursuing higher education, New Jersey City University scholarships include: 

    Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
    Music and Art Talent Scholarships
    Scholarships for Continuing Students
    Scholarships for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Majors  

    Freshman Scholarships and Transfer Student Scholarships
    NJCU offers prestigious merit-based scholarships annually to academically-eligible entering freshmen and transfer students who enroll full-time for the fall semester into an undergraduate program of study.    

    Freshmen candidates will be considered upon receipt of SAT scores and academic transcripts. Transfer applicants will be considered for scholarships upon receipt of official transcripts from all institutions attended. All transfer scholarship recipients must submit their official, final transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than one week prior to the start of the fall semester. If the final transcript is not received or does not meet the scholarship criteria, the scholarship offer will be reduced or rescinded.  

    Admissions scholarships are only offered to citizens and permanent residents of the United States. There are a limited number of scholarships offered; awards are contingent upon availability of funds at the time of application. 

    Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to the University for first-time incoming students. Scholarship recipients must be offered the scholarship in writing and must return the scholarship acceptance form within the prescribed time. 

    All scholarships are two- to four-year awards (not including summer semesters), unless otherwise stated. Students must comply with all other requirements outlined in the offer letter. 

    All scholarship recipients must complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and receive a valid Student Aid Report in order to receive the scholarship. Scholarship amounts will be adjusted to true costs for tuition and fees, with a minimum amount as outlined on the attached table. Adjustment will be based upon the results of the FAFSA as well as other scholarships and grants awarded. 

    Please take the time to browse the specific scholarship criteria for freshman and transfer students. 


    Music Scholarships and Art Scholarships
    Scholarships are also available to new students with demonstrable talents in music or art. Music scholarships and art scholarships range up to $3,000. Scholarships recipients are determined by University faculty. Please contact the Art Department or the Music, Dance and Theatre Department for information on how to apply.   

    Art Department:
    art@njcu.edu
    Visual Arts Building, Room 120
    (201) 200-3214

    Music, Dance and Theater Department:
    JDiSanto1@njcu.edu
    Rossey Hall, Room 234
    201.200.3151


    NJCU Endowed and Annual Scholarships for Continuing Students
    The University Scholarship Committee annually awards more than 300 scholarships made available by the NJCU Foundation through gifts from friends, corporations, and alumni. These scholarships are awarded to continuing students based on financial need, academic achievement, and/or other merit. The application deadline for scholarships awarded by the University Scholarship Committee is May 1; an online application is available in March, and awards are announced in August. Students only need to complete one application form for all scholarships, and the University Scholarship Committee will determine eligibility for specific scholarships. See currently available NJCU Foundation Scholarships decided by committee 

    Additional scholarships are awarded by specific academic departments. Students must contact the individual departments to apply. See currently available NJCU Foundation Scholarships decided by academic department.  

    Scholarships for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Majors
    The National Science Foundation-funded STEM Scholarship Program provides scholarships, mentoring, and academic support to academically talented students majoring in mathematics, science, and computer science. The maximum scholarship amount per student is $5000 per year. All scholarship recipients must be eligible for Federal Student Aid. For more information, click HERE, or please contact Dr. Sandra Caravella, Mathematics Department, scaravella@njcu.edu.